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Birmingham Literature Festival

3rd October 2019 - 13th October 2019


Birmingham Literature Festival, a project of Writing West Midlands, takes place this autumn with an exciting line up of novelists, poets, journalists, philosophers and performers. The ten-day festival, which runs from the 3-13 October, presents a line up of writers, artists and commentators including new UK Poet Laureate Simon Armitage, former Poet Laureate Carol Ann Duffy, actor and writer Toby Jones, former Blue Peter presenter Konnie Huq, novelist Fatima Bhutto and former junior doctor and writer Adam Kay.

Audiences can look forward to a discussion from fearless Birmingham Yardley Labour MP Jess Phillips, speaking out on injustices and successfully fighting back with her latest book Truth to Power. A thought-provoking and honest discussion on sexuality, desire, intersectional identity and the LGBTQ+ culture with Amelia Abraham, Amrou Al-Kadhi and Michael Amherst; and join acclaimed writer Fatima Bhutto as she shares her explorations into new global pop cultures – Bollywood, Turkish soap operas and South Korean pop music. The festival will once again kick off on National Poetry Day on Thursday 3 October, and outgoing UK Poet Laureate Carol Ann Duffy will headline the celebration with an evening of performance and poetry. She will be joined by Keith Hutson, Mark Pajak and her daughter Ella Duffy.

More info is available on the website.


3rd October 2019
13th October 2019
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Across Birmingham
Birmingham, United Kingdom


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All ages welcome
West Midlands